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Ryley School

5211-52 Avenue
Box 26, Ryley, Alberta T0B 4A0
Phone: (780) 663-3682
Fax: (780) 663-3804

Our school is located 75 km east of Edmonton on Highway 14, in the village of Ryley.

Approximately 150 students attend our school in grades K-9.

We are proud of our strong school-community relations and appreciate the support we receive each & every year. It is this partnership, which allows us to be a truly professional learning community.

Students are able to participate in a vast array of extra & co-curricular activities. Our caring & competent staff believes that every student can be successful with the proper encouragement and adequate support systems.

Ryley is an Asset Building School and also uses Effective Behavior Supports in order to create an atmosphere where students not only feel safe but also is conducive to academic achievement.


It is our mission to recognize the unique value of each person to lead and to learn to provide a safe environment in which to grow and to promote a partnership between the school, home and community.

History of Ryley School

In January 1938, the rural and most of the town school districts of the Municipality combined under one secretary and one school board to form the Holden School Division. The Ryley School Board, under the chairmanship of Dr. J.L. McPherson, elected to remain independent.

In 1944, the Ryley School Board decided to construct a new stucco building, west of the old fourroom school. There were two large rooms on the main floor, with room for one classroom in the basement. This building was the Home Economics Department (CTS) until the spring of 2014.

The Ryley School Board elected to join the Holden School Division in 1950. Since the rural schools around Ryley were gradually being phased out and the children were to be bussed into Ryley, it was necessary to build. In February 1955, a new six-room school was built – this being the south wing of our present school. Also, to accommodate the influx of students from rural schools, several rural schools were moved in.

In 1957, a gymnasium and six-room east wing was added at the north end of the existing school.

In January 1958, the County of Beaver #9 was formed and they decided, in 1961, to demolish the old four-room school and build the present CTS Building. Due to the increase in school population, it was necessary, in 1962, to build four more rooms on the east wing of the school.

In 1971, the present library and office area, consisting of offices for the principal, vice-principal, school counsellor, a reading resource room and a general office were added to the existing building.

In 1984, faced with the problem of maintaining quality programming during a period when enrolments were declining, the Board of Education initiated major program reorganization at Ryley and Holden, resulting in Ryley School offering programs at the K-6 and 10-12 grade levels.

During the 1994-95 school year, extensive renovations were undertaken with a complete facelift given to both the outside and inside of Ryley School. In January of 1995 the four high school relocatables were completed and by August 1995 the remaining renovations were completed.

1999 marked the beginning of the Ryley Jr /Sr High School serving students in grades 7-12 in the Ryley and Holden communities.

In 2014 we changed to mobile computing labs (laptops) and as such our existing computer lab was transformed into a state of the art Home-Economics facility. The exterior of Ryley School received a facelift in 2014 as well.

Ryley Pre-school

Ryley Good News Community Church basement 5111-54th Avenue
Box 8, Ryley, AB, T0B 4A0
Phone: (780) 663-3664
Information: Larissa (780)878-1751 or Email:

Preschool age Program for 3 to 5 year olds. Our Philosophy: At Ryley Community Preschool, we provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for ALL children. We allow the children to express themselves through language, creativity and physical activity, by providing an environment that is challenging, and fun. Our Staff: Our teachers are dedicated and energetic. They set the stage for lifelong learning and encourage the development of positive social skills that children will master as they grow. Out staff are fully qualified early childhood educators. They participate in on-going professional development activities and workshops to stay current with educational trends and to adapt to the changing needs of modern children and families.

Our Vision: Open door policy, developmentally appropriate curriculum and partnership with parents.

Parent Involvement: Parents are expected to volunteer once a month. Parents time in the program is to initiate interactions with all children via shared reading, storytelling, hands on activities, assist in helping children get the most out of circle time, classroom chores etc.

Sample Day Routine: Creative Play; puzzles, blocks, play dough and reading. Circle Time; songs, and stories, plus lively discussions about the weather, calendar, theme of the week and basic early learning concepts. Snake Time; time to re-energize and socialize. Creative Play; painting, crafts and activities. Active Paly; climbing, ride-on toys and games.